MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 102%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive282% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory48GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 48GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory43.8 GB free of 48 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210420
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 16 '21 at 00:00
Run Duration208 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-11600K-$270
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Memory 82.8
1-Core 176
2-Core 346
110% 202 Pts
4-Core 648
8-Core 1,011
106% 829 Pts
64-Core 1,252
84% 1,252 Pts
Poor: 93%
This bench: 102%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WDBA3V0010BNC-WRSN 1TB
669GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211210WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1576 837 844 844 842 844 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
282% Outstanding
Read 1560
Write 1,841
Mixed 1,429
SusWrite 964
326% 1,449 MB/s
4K Read 54.2
4K Write 242
4K Mixed 84.5
319% 127 MB/s
DQ Read 1,545
DQ Write 1,276
DQ Mixed 1,392
1,048% 1,404 MB/s
Poor: 165%
This bench: 282%
Great: 271%
Crucial MX500 1TB-$96
551GB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 455 467 467 467 467 375 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 499
Write 421
Mixed 360
SusWrite 450
97% 433 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 39.4
146% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 274
218% 303 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 106%
Great: 125%
CT500MX500SSD4 500GB
136GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 464 465 466 464 464 459 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 464
Mixed 423
SusWrite 464
105% 464 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 52.6
187% 67.7 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 286
232% 329 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 122%
Great: 124%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMW32GX4M2E3200C16 029E CMW16GX4M2C3200C16 029E CMW32GX4M2E3200C16 029E CMW16GX4M2C3200C16 48GB
3200, 3200, 3200, 3200 MHz
16384, 8192, 16384, 8192 MB
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
116% Outstanding
MC Read 42.1
MC Write 44.3
MC Mixed 39.8
120% 42.1 GB/s
SC Read 26.9
SC Write 44.5
SC Mixed 34.2
101% 35.2 GB/s
Latency 75.5
53% 75.5 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 116%
Great: 105%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z490-A PRO (MS-7C75) Builds (Compare 13,938 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 149%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 151%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,157
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HDDRAMUSB
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